I actually would like to see this explored if only DC wasn't so...well you know. I like both designs you've come up with, but this one definitely works a bit more, but maybe that's because I see the full figure in this. Haha.
i might be mainly into lanterns, but i know 'bout the flash family and the rest of the DCU but, yeah, figured he was related to the flash, he's got that look to him he an official character, or just one of your own designs?
I have no way of knowing how much you do or do not know. I'm primarily a Flash Family fan myself.
He is an official character, Bart Allen, the current Kid Flash for the last several years and still the current Kid Flash since the DC nu52. He wasn't actually mentored by the Flash, but is a blood relative. He was mentored and trained by the "Zen Master of the Speed Force", Max Mercury, so I'm playing with the idea of him taking a legacy name related to Max instead of the Flash.